The Patriots went into the halftime Sunday trailing 14-7 and lucky to not be trailing by more. Did Bill Belichick let them have it in the locker room?
"Not at all," said Ty Law, the former Patriots All-Pro cornerback now a Pats analyst for CSNNE. "There's a lot going on at halftime and there's no time for screaming and yelling."
Fellow CSNNE analyst Troy Brown, who also played for Belichick, agreed.
"Those coaches that yell and scream and yell don't know what they're looking at on the tape anyway," Brown said.
There's no magic formula, as Belichick himself said in his postgame comments. The team just has to play better. And that's what they were likely told, in a calm manner, by the coach at halftime.
Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.
"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.
"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.
Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."
Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.